The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

Alternative thinking within the neoliberal framework. Kowloon City redevelopment

Ting Wen

With the rise of Neoliberal policies, cities, especially global cities, are experiencing large-scale urban regeneration. During this process, specific social groups are absent from the decision-making processes. There is exclusion of people and territories that, from the perspective of the dominant interests of global capitalism, shift to a position of social irrelevance. Is there an alternative urban solution for the development of these ‘black holes’? Kowloon City, one of the urban ‘black holes’, will be a case study in the Hong Kong context.

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